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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Officer-Involved Shooting

Officers responded to the area of Cleveirvine Avenue and Boyce Springs Avenue at approximately 12:48 a.m., May 9, in response to hearing gunshots. 

Multiple 911 calls from area residents were received by dispatchers at the same time. When officers arrived, they observed two subjects in the rear parking lot of 1300 E. Washington St. One of the subjects fled into the building. While the other subject was being detained, shots were fired at the officers from inside of the building. One officer returned fire, allowing others to take cover. 

SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams were activated, and with the assistance of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, a robot was sent into the building. The man found inside was unresponsive and determined by medics to be deceased. SLED and the Greenville County Coroner’s Office are investigating. No officers were injured during the incident.

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